Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wire Check - 12/22/09


* Singletary decides to apologize for Smith. Last time I check, Singletary is not God so it is not his fault Smith does not have the talent to be a good quarterback in the NFL. [SF Gate]

* Shockingly, smart people don't want to travel to one of the worst cities in the United States. [SJ Merc]

* I hate to say this but ... Tom Cable deserves to be the coach of the Raiders. [CC Times]


* Monta Ellis does deserve to an All-Star but the Warriors are terrible so good luck next year. [SF Gate]

* At this point, doesn't it benefit everybody if Turiaf and Biedrins don't come back!? The Warriors need John Wall in the worst way and anything that reduces their odds of getting him is a bad thing. [CC Times]

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wire Check - 12/18/2009


Understatement of the year? "Warriors coach Don Nelson calls Radmanovic a 'sub on a good team'" [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/18/SPOH1B5VQR.DTL&feed=rss.jshea">SFGate]


Sure, it's only Randy Moss' fault and not Tom Brady's fault. Both Merrill Hoge and Ron Jaworski watched the NE-Carolina game tape and didn't see Moss shutting it down. But, Gwen Knapp doesn't care what the tape says. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/17/SP8L1B5CTJ.DTL&feed=rss.gknapp">SFGate]

Okay, you cover the NFL and not NCAA, I get it. But, you can't call Sam Bradford Mark Bradford. Seriously? [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsider/detail?blogid=45&entry_id=53720">SFGate]

Every day, I like Ahmad Brooks more and more. [SJ'>http://blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2009/12/17/ahmad-brooks-boosts-49ers-pass-rush-says-its-time-to-let-the-dog-loose/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+49ersHotRead+%2849ers+Hot+Read%29">SJ Merc]
Seriously, Darren McFadden? WTF? Where's the speed? Where's the breakaway? [CC'>http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2009/12/17/mcfadden-strictly-a-singles-hitter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+iba_raiders+%28Inside+The+Oakland+Raiders%29">CC Times]

At least Alex Smith isn't JaMarcus Russell. how weird is that? Here's what Russell cost the Raiders. [NFP'>http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Russells-enormous-cost-to-the-Raiders.html">NFP] By the way, the way people talk about Jake Locker sounds JMR warning bells in my ears.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wire Check - 12/15/2009


* The Mayor of Oakland wants a water front park which he thinks will revitalize the city. In other news, rich people root for the Giants so there is no way it can be privately financed and the city of Oakland is broke. Good luck with that. [SF Gate]

* It is time for the Giants to sign Holliday. He will cost a fortune but the 2010 Giants season will just as pointless as the Warriors 2009-2010 season without the addition of a big time hitter. [SI]

* Garko will not be back with the Giants. Who else is excited that the Giants traded a bunch of prospects for Freddie Sanchez instead of Victor Martinez!? [SJ Merc]


* The Niners are officially the Vikings without Brett Favre! How exciting! [SF Gate]

* Nothing like ripping the defense when the quarterback can't throw the football more than 25 yards. Great reporting! [SJ Merc]


* Keep losing Warriors ... we need John Wall. [CC Times]

* How pointless is the Warriors season? Someone at the Chronicle thought this story was newsworthy. My journalism 101 teacher would have failed me if I turned this in. [SF Gate]

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wire Check - 12/9/09


Bruce Jenkins recycles his defense of McGwire for the Hall of Fame. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/threedotblog/detail?blogid=60&entry_id=53149">SFGate]

The rest of Jenkins' 2010 HOF ballot. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/09/SPRO1B122N.DTL&feed=rss.bjenkins">SFGate]

Bobby Crosby is headed to Pittsburgh. Meh. Also, look for the A's to kick the tires on Matsui and Vlad. [CC'>http://www.ibabuzz.com/athletics/2009/12/09/bobby-crosby-looks-pittsburgh-bound-thoughts-on-as-and-hideki-matsui-vladimir-guerrero/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cctextra%2FEhhe+%28Chin+Music%29">CC Times]

The Giants are going to stay young and stay away from Johnny Damon and Jermaine Dye. [SJ'>http://blogs.mercurynews.com/extrabaggs/2009/12/08/sabean-rules-out-johnny-damon-or-re-signing-bengie-molina-laments-pudge-rodriguezs-two-year-deal-with-washington/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ExtraBaggs+%28Extra+Baggs%29">SJ Merc]

Bochy discusses the top of the Giants' lineup. Ugh. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/giants/detail?blogid=22&entry_id=53135">SFGate]

Barry Bonds' son got arrested. [SJ Merc]


Maiocco's 53-man review from the 49ers-Seahawks game. [Press-Democrat'>http://blog.pressdemocrat.com/49ers/2009/12/a-look-at-all-53-from-49ers-loss-in-seattle.html">Press-Democrat]

The Niners dropped the ball, literally. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsider/detail?blogid=45&entry_id=53108">SFGate]

Gradkowski wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. [CC'>http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2009/12/08/gradkowski-afc-offensive-player-of-week/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+iba_raiders+%28Inside+The+Oakland+Raiders%29">CC Times]

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wire Check - 12/3/09


* If Gore likes it, I like it. [SF Gate]

* Breaking news: the Raiders still suck. [CC Times]

* Wait a second, Vernon Davis is no a play maker? Is it opposite day? [SJ Merc]

* Great college football game tonight. [ESPN]


* What does two CY Youngs get you? An ESPN commercial. [SF Gate]

* What do you do when your pitching staff is dominant and you can't hit? Get rid of your leading RBI guy who happens to be play catcher. Makes sense to me ... it is opposite day. [SF Gate]

* I added the A's article because I thought someone from Portland might want to read about their future baseball team. [CC Times]

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wire Check -12/1/09


* Is Roger Craig a Hall of Famer? Some so know. [Pro Football Reference]

* I love how the Niners have one good offensive weekend and people are talking about who gets the credit. How about the people who should get fired for running such a terrible offense for the first 11 weeks of the season!? [SF Gate]


* The first person to tell you the Heatley trade was a no-brainer was ... ME! Nice try Mark Purdy. [SJ Merc]


* Monta - Stephen Jackson = All-Star / IT player. Remember when you were talking to that guy that said trading Jackson was a bad idea? How dumb does that guy look!? [SF Gate]

* NBA Rookie rankings. [CNNSI]

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wire Check - 11/30/2009


The offense is in a state of flux, but the 49ers will make the playoffs on the play of the defense. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/11/30/SP9O1AS7IJ.DTL">SFGate]

Mike Singletary's actions point to him being less stubborn than we think. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/29/SPLD1ART6Q.DTL&feed=rss.gknapp">SFGate]

Mark Purdy flip flops on Alex Smith and apologizes. [SJ'>http://www.mercurynews.com/mark-purdy/ci_13891729?source=rss">SJ Merc]

Singletary was impressed by the leadership from his offensive players. [Press'>http://blog.pressdemocrat.com/49ers/2009/11/singletary-impressed-by-49ers-leadership-on-offense.html">Press Democrat]


You know how the Warriors need a true point guard? Well, apparently there's a ton in the NBA today. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/29/SPO61AR5J7.DTL&feed=rss.bjenkins">SFGate]

The bottom 10 plays from the Raiders Thanksgiving loss to the Cowboys. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/raiders/detail?blogid=11&entry_id=52446">SFGate]


Pay the man. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/27/SPO61AR4BO.DTL&feed=rss.jshea">SFGate]

The A's are showing interest in a Cuban defector, just not the good one. [CC'>http://www.ibabuzz.com/athletics/2009/11/25/2176/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cctextra%2FEhhe+%28Chin+Music%29">CC Times]